Programs & Events

Oracle State Park

Mineralogy Program

October 21, 2017   12:00pm

Join local mineralogist, Wolfgang Mueller, for his presentation in the living room of the Kannally Ranch House. Topics include gems, minerals, and the copper industry of Arizona.

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Arizona Trail Loop Guided Hike

October 21, 2017   8:00am

Hike the Wildlife Corridor Trail to the Arizona Trail, and back on the Manzanita Trail with your guide Gaston Meloche.

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Poetry, Live Music, and Book Signing

October 29, 2017   12:30-4:00pm

From the living room of the Kannally Ranch House, Heidi Blankenship inspires thought while evoking adventure. Her new book "Memorizing Shadows; Inspiration from the Arizona Trail" will be available at the event.

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Music in the Park

October 29, 2017   2:00-4:00pm

Eric Schaffer and the Troublemakers perform a unique blend of Alternative Folk/Americana with great harmonies.

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Bird Talk and Guided Walk

November 4, 2017   3:00-5:30pm

After her one-hour presentation in the Kannally Ranch House living room, Kathy Anderson takes participants outside to fully experience her new program “Woodpeckers and Wrens”.

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Birding and Breakfast

November 5, 2017   7:30am

Kathy Anderson offers an early morning guided bird walk followed by a special breakfast offering on the patio of the Kannally Ranch House, courtesy of the Friends of Oracle State Park.

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Cowboy Poetry

November 11, 2017   3:00pm

John Medley shares an afternoon session of “Western Stories That Rhyme” to visitors of the Kannally Ranch House.

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Music in the Park

November 18, 2017   2:00-4:00pm

The Friends of Oracle State Park present folk/western Tucson local band, The Blue Prairie Dogs.

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Geology of the Catalina Mountain Region

November 19, 2017   11:00am-2:00pm

In the living room of the ranch house, Bob Scarborough talks about the geology of Oracle State Park, San Pedro River Valley, Galiuro range and other local mountains.

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Guided Hike With Gaston

November 25, 2017   8:00am

Volunteer guide, Gaston Meloche leads participants on a hike throughout the Windmill Loop Trail. Please be prepared for an 8 mile hike through some of southern Arizona’s most beautiful country.

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Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop at Oracle State Park

December 3, 2017

Make a holiday wreath out of natural, locally-sourced plant materials gathered around the park. Visitors usually can't take natural materials from the park, so make the most of this rare opportunity.

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Bighorn Basics

December 17, 2017   1:00pm

Join Oracle and Catalina State Parks Volunteer, Richard Boyer, as he presents information about Arizona’s Bighorn Sheep including the “tools” they use to survive amidst such a harsh environment.

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